The New Student's Reference Work/Nome

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Nome, the chief town of Alaska, is a large and flourishing port on Bering Sea, at the mouth of Snake River.  The richest known gold-fields in Alaska lie within the Cape Nome district near Nome.  The city sprang up like a mushroom; for in 1899 there were as yet no wooden dwellings; while in 1907 a water supply, sewage, an electric lighting plant, a railroad and the telephone indicated that the stage of mining camp had gone forever.  Population about 2,600.